The Homelessness Marathon is a live national radio broadcast about poverty and homelessness in America. This year's program was six hours long.
Hour one -"Who's in the Overflow Shelter?"
The Homelessness Marathon will originate from in front of
the Brattleboro First Baptist Church.
The church is the site of Brattleboro's overflow shelter (operated by
the Brattleboro Drop-In Center), a place where men and women, in separate
rooms, can sleep on the floor and get through the night. Some nights, as many as forty people sleep
there. The Drop-In Center's director,
Lucy Fortier, and several of the folks who spend the night at the overflow
shelter will help us to understand who they are, how they got there and what